On Saturday 1st October 2011 the newest and hottest 1950s Rock N Roll night will be taking place at Village Underground in Shoreditch.
Stumblin’ Slims will recreate the girly glamour and leather clad sexiness of 1950s and 1960s Hollywood in East London with gals in vintage prom dresses and guys in quiffs and tight denim will be revving up the T-birds.
Stumblin’ Slims describe themselves as a cross between Prom Night and a late night drag race meet with a soundtrack of original rock n roll tracks and live bands.
Featuring a DJ set by the beautiful Gizzi Erskine as well as live music from The Langley Sisters, an all-girl three part harmony group whose vintage hits herald back to a golden Hollywood age. Also performing will be The Caezars, one-man boogie band Dollar Bill and DJ duo Hits Don’t Hurt.
Throughout the evening, guests will be able to sip from a (spiked) punch bowl and help themselves fairground-style to popcorn and candyfloss. Marlboro smoking rebels and their bobby socked girlfriends can play spin the bottle in the back of a pickup truck while those without a prom date practice the hand jive and get giggly on milkshake cocktails.
Throughout the night, there will be professional dancers on hand to teach wannabe twisters and jive bunnies in readiness for the Stumblin’ Slims Twist Contest. The winning couple will not only be presented with the coveted twist trophy, but will also win free meals at The Blues Kitchen in Camden.
The Blues Kitchen has become the new home of Rhythm & Blues in London. A genre that has become increasingly popular through rockabilly clubs and Northern Soul nights, Blues and Rock n Roll is now firmly back on to the London radar thanks to the likes of The Blues Kitchen, a venue that offers live music every night until late and DJs plucking tunes from the best record collections in town.
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, City of London, EC2A 3PQ
Tickets: £15 adv. £20 door